Contributors This Issue
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As long as the desire and the willingness are present to know the truth in the core of your being, you have the capacity to discover it for yourself. What is real, what is true, what is always here? The answer is alive within us. When we are willing for that to lead our lives, we discover what it is always absolutely trustworthy. (more…)
— Harriet Watson
Harriet Watson grew up in a close-knit spiritual community in London. Her whole life and family were dedicated to waking up, and this, so she thought, required unerring trust in the wisdom of the institution and the people around her. Trusting herself didn’t occur to her, until her inevitable disillusionment and longing for freedom were interrupted by an unexpected moment of grace. (more…)
Here Gangaji shares her own doubtless self-realization after her initial meeting with Papaji. “True self-discovery is a choice,” she writes, something she knows with absolute certainty is possible for you, because it was possible for her. (more…)
— Eli Jaxon Bear
Listen to two excerpts from the new audio edition of the classic book, Wake Up and Roar: Satsang With Papaji, that shine a light on the illusive role of the teacher. Without Papaji none of us would be here. We owe him everything, and yet as he says, “You must go alone. All alone. No one can do it for you. This way is not a beaten track where you can be led by someone else.” (more…)
— Craig Johnson
What resonates at the core of Considering Matthew Shepard is what Craig Johnson describes as his most blessed good fortune to have met Gangaji and heard her invitation. “So many people who have heard the work have been penetrated, sparked, and intrigued with what they are sensing is being communicated.” We wanted to give you an opportunity to listen to some more of the music, and hear how Gangaji’s invitation is alive at the heart of it. (more…)
It is not unusual to want to place your trust in something outside yourself – in other people, in a teacher, in certain traditions or institutions. Yet in doing so you can find yourself disillusioned, sometimes in very painful ways. This month we examine what it would mean to really trust yourself. Or perhaps even more importantly, to trust life.
Oasis Magazine is dedicated to the expression and the exploration of what it is to live a “poetic life,” a life lived immediately and directly in which the adventure of living is not mediated by stories we tell ourselves, and the outpouring of love is natural. When we share our experience of this awakened life — in poetry, in art, in music, or in simply reporting on our lives — it transmits the possibility of that same grace opening within the heart of another. Your submissions to Oasis Magazine are welcome and appreciated! Click here to read submission guidelines.
Notes from the Oasis Curator
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